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Sat Feb 22, 2020, 11:53 AM

U.S. blocking G20 mention of climate change in draft communique, diplomats say

Source: Reuters

The United States is against mentioning climate change in the communique of the world’s financial leaders, G20 diplomats said, after a new draft of the joint statement showed the G20 are considering including it as a risk factor to growth.

G20 sources said the United States was reluctant to accept language on climate change as a risk to the economy. “Climate is the last sticking point in the communique. There is still no agreement,” a second source familiar with the negotiations said.

Finance ministers and central bankers of the world’s 20 biggest economies (G20) are discussing top global economic challenges on Saturday and Sunday in Riyadh, focusing on the growth outlook and new rules to tax global digital companies.

The G20 expects a modest pick-up in global growth this year and next, but noted downside risks to this outlook stemming from “... geopolitical and remaining trade tensions and policy uncertainty and macroeconomic risk related to environmental sustainability”.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-g20-draft-climate/u-s-blocking-g20-mention-of-climate-change-in-draft-communique-diplomats-say-idUSKCN20G0JU

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Reply U.S. blocking G20 mention of climate change in draft communique, diplomats say (Original post)
left-of-center2012 Feb 22 OP
Scalded Nun Feb 22 #1
2naSalit Feb 22 #2
mmbrevo Feb 22 #3
Traildogbob Feb 22 #6
blm Feb 24 #8
rickyhall Feb 22 #4
Boulevardier Feb 22 #5
DBoon Feb 23 #7

Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 12:05 PM

1. The rest of the world does not need a rogue state dictating how it should behave

We are now a rogue state, and in my opinion we should be excluded from having any say in how the rest of the world progresses until we reinstall sane, mature leadership.

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Response to Scalded Nun (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 12:38 PM

2. +1

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Response to Scalded Nun (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 01:25 PM

3. Yep.

They should exclude us.

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Response to Scalded Nun (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 03:05 PM

6. Change the damn headline

rTumo/Putin and the rogue GOP restrict the mention of climate change at the summit. These motherfuckers DO NOT represent America, only MurkKKa. Stop attaching these election fraud criminals to the nation I served.

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Response to Traildogbob (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 24, 2020, 08:19 PM

8. ✔️

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 01:52 PM

4. Give back my democracy, you fascist motherfuckers.

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Response to rickyhall (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 02:01 PM

5. We have to take it back. n/t

 

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Response to rickyhall (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 05:58 PM

7. Give me back my planet

while it is still liveable

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